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Poatersgat
Exceptional based on 40 ratings
Type: Bar

Vlamingstraat 82
Brugge, Belgium 8000 [ print map ]
32 (0)477 244 9

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Hours: Opens at 5 p.m. daily


Mayor: Bamsen78 (1) | Taps: 6 | Bottles: 120


Poatersgat

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Beer Available At Poatersgat (arranged by most recent)
De Dolle Dulle Teve 10ļ (Mad Bitch) 99, De Ranke Noir De Dottignies 96
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40 reviews for Poatersgat
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  70%
 Selection  77%
 Food  63%
 Value  73%
 Overall  75%
 Rating  83%
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68
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp  (423) Montreal, Quebec | February 2, 2013
Wow, this is an original place. The entrance door (if we can call it an entrance door) is not easy to spot because the bar is actually a basement, almost underground. The interior is surreal. I have never been in beer with a cavernous setting like this one. Warm, inviting, yet dark and almost creepy, full of memorabilia, a gramophone here, scary puppets there, old bottles everywhere, bunch of old stuff. Furniture is from another era completely. A baby foot table. Surprisingly for a Bruges bar, this one seems to be attracting mostly locals. Not a touristy place it appears. Beer list is nothing to brag about. Limited tap-list (4 of them) with only Taras Boulba that was interesting. Typical Belgian Flemish bottle list. Plenty of quality beers but nothing for the beer hunter. However this is not the place to discover a beer and certainly not to rate one. Here you want to discover the place, not the beer, so you sit down with a personal favorite (in my case Orval in proper glassware) and just look around in amazement. A unique place. I highly recommend going there early to be in an empty bar and really get the full effect of this unique place.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken  (182) Tokyo, Japan | January 6, 2013
Nice cellar location, although I always bang my head when leaving. Decent selection and prices on the lower side for central Bruges. Might be a bit dingy for some, but I like it.
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
skullgeorge  (30) Thessaloniki, Greece | November 27, 2012
When you reach the entrance it looks like you have to step in a buildings basement.From inside now is really beautiful place like a medieval celar,carpets on the floor and low lights.Good beer list with some really special Belgians and taps for every kind of belgian beer.Must visit place if you are in Brugge.
38
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 2/10   OVERALL 5/20
MrLefko  (2) Ohio | November 15, 2012
Noisy, smelly cellarpub. Filled with teenagers. No service here! Proper beerlist though...
52
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 12/20
HouseDog  (3) , Barbados | November 13, 2012
A shadow of its former self. Slight sewer odor(!) upon entry. Canít say service was bad, there wasnít any! We were greeted with a firm "yes?". And we were a party of 6, I had to go to the bar and back 3 times. No table service and no knowlage on beers. Average age must have been 17. Thereís also something messed up with acoustics here, couldnít hear myself think and I thought WE were loud. Good beermenu is the only plus for me.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck  (141) Gent, Belgium | October 2, 2012
Visited September 2012. Best. Entrance. Ever. Seriously. A very cosy place, maybe a bit quiet on a Sunday evening, but probably (hopefully!) crowded on Friday and Saturday evenings. Itís located in an old medieval cellar, that is surprisingly big and very atmospheric. Beer list is not very big, but they have some really nice Belgian gems on it. A few things on draft as well. If I were living in Brugge, I think Iíd make this my local hang out.
58
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 10/20
FrancoisEwok  (10) , | July 25, 2012
Maybe itís something about this street, because like Comptoir opposite, it used to be a much better bar. Now very popular with a younger (noisier) crowd, the atmosphere can be unbearable at times & the service & beer selection has suffered. Very much quantity over quality nowadays.
58
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 10/20
maharwojo  (10) , England | July 25, 2012
Tends to be reaaly busy & popular with the younger crowd these days, and staff more interested in serving friends & regulars.
46
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 8/20
AMcD  (10) , | May 2, 2012
Used to be a great late bar but now tends to be rammed and noisy. Staff not very friendly and no table service when busy.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock  (338) , England | April 3, 2012
Popped into here after an early evening few at the Little Brugge Bear. Daisyís place was getting too busy (it was the night before the 3rd Brugge Beer Fest, 13 Nov 09). Been back a few times since I wrote all this........... ít Poatersgat (Priestís Hole) is currently the in place for the young upwardly mobile of Brugge and a very popular late night drinking joint. I believe it is owned and fronted by the same guy who first opened De Zolder across the road some years back. He moved here to expand, this being bigger than De Zolder. I have been in here before, but it was with a stag party and I was a little tired and confused by the time we reached here and was therefore unable to review it then! As you step down into the bar you see it is a lot larger than it appears from the street, it goes back and widens out a long way. This is a true celler bar, you are underground and thick columns hold the ceiling at bay, hops are festooned between the columns giving it a pleasant beery feel. Mixed selection of chairs and tables, standing by the bar too. Relaxed, informal and friendly, that covers customers and staff. When quiet it is table service, that isnít very often by all accounts, so bar service is what we used on our visit, canít remember who or why they served me the first time I went. Music is varied and at times loud, but it is full of íwell off student typesí who obviously prefer their music louder than an old fart like me. Old farts are welcome though. Good selection of beers, is there a bar in Brugge that hasnít got a good selection? I seem to think there were 5 taps and a host of bottles to choose from, we stayed by the bar and only drank from the fonts.

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